Monday, April 4, 2011

Bluebird of Happiness or Anxiety!?

We have a couple of bluebirds nesting in our box.  Usually, this box is inhabited by cute, bossy wrens...and I'm worried that they will "peck" the bluebirds out...but for now...I'm really enjoying the splashes of blue in my backyard.  
  Early in life, I was visited by the bluebird of anxiety.
- Woody Allen
I think Satan uses discouraging circumstances (even within the church) to drag us down.  I'm really super focusing on my gratitude journal today.  Even with little speed bumps, and people acting worse than my three year old...I can count a multitude of blessings.  
The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau, Journal, April 3, 1852
My bluebird family....
...a rainy day all cozy inside...
A bluebird, famous for the scrap of sky
Borne on his back - an indigo so bright
That just a glimpse of his distinctive flight,
All swoop and flurry, captivates the eye ...
- George Bradley, "New Yorker", p. 146, Mar. 19, 2001
...comfort from His Word...
...a week and weekend of normal ahead...
Blue skies Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies Do I see
Bluebirds Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds All day long
- Irving Berlin, Blue Skies, 1927


Barbara H. said...

I'm trying to think if I have ever seen one "in real life." So pretty!

I am so looking forward to a "week of normal," too.

Joyce said...

I love the bluebird! I have just spent the past little bit watching a mama fox play with her four brand new pups in their nest over to one side of our wooded hill. They are too adorable for words. I'm grateful : )

Lisa notes... said...

Such beautiful pictures. I love blue birds (well, I love lots of birds). You did great finding such diverse quotes about them. Now I'll be on the lookout for bluebirds all day long today. :-)

Hazel said...

Those bluebirds are very pretty. Nice quotes to go with them as well.